What has been said?

Confirming the manager’s departure, chief executive Mark Catlin told the club’s official website: “Portsmouth Football Club would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Kenny for the work he has done during his near four-year spell at the club and we all wish him well for the future.

“It has been an emotional past few weeks for everyone associated with Pompey and we now begin the process – which will be as short as possible – of appointing someone who we believe can give us the best chance of finishing inside the top six. These talks begin today.”

How did Jackett do as Portsmouth manager?

Jackett was tasked with returning Portsmouth to the Championship for the first time since 2012 when he was appointed in 2017 to replace Cook.

The former Millwall, Wolves and Swansea manager guided Portsmouth to a series of respectable finishes, only for Portsmouth to twice experience heartache in the play-off semi-finals.

The 2019 EFL Trophy victory was a highlight, with Portsmouth beating Sunderland 5-4 on penalties at Wembley to give Jackett his second success in the competition, after he led Swansea to victory in 2006.

But Portsmouth have been on a poor run of form and Jackett was let go after the club lost Saturday’s EFL Trophy final to Salford on spot kicks.

Jackett leaves Fratton Park having won 107 of his 211 games in charge of the club.

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